Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and that ever, tonight vallejo's mayor is not staying quiet after someone torched his law office over the weekend. the fbi is investigating the fire as a possible act of domestic terrorism. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez joins us in vallejo this evening. jodi, what do we have tonight? >> reporter: raj, vallejo police say they fully expect to have the fbi and atf help in this investigation. they say evidence that they pulled from mayor osby davis' office has now been sent to an atf lab. meanwhile, the mayor is finally talking about what happened here. mayor osby davis talked to reporters about the arson fire for the first time this morning. he said he does believe the torching was political. while he would not elaborate on who he believes is behind it, he certainly has had plenty of critics through the years. he has most recently taken a lot of heat for a slew of officer-involved shootings. the mayor says whoever is responsible, he is determined not to let this steer him from his profession as a lawyer or from his duties as mayor. >> although i believe that the last criminal act is part
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for conspiracy to distribute meth. >> today the fbi, along with our local partners conducted a number of law enforcement actions, interdictions across the san jose area. >> reporter: the fbi says its gang task force in the south bay led the operation. the agency won't say if the suspects are part of a larger organized group or gang, but agents needed help from neighboring police departments to make the arrests. >> again, i can't comment on the number of officers that were out there. but there was an appropriate number of tactical personnel, fbi s.w.a.t. personnel involved in several interdictions, in addition to numerous others across the san jose area. >> reporter: neighbors at the blossom hill apartments say they're not surprised by the early morning raid. >> i mean it's not the first time it happened before. they came. they took out some people from here, from these apartments. we don't know. we don't know why or what happened. >> reporter: sources tell us the area is populated with parolees and probationers, which is part of the reason that esa says she doesn't know any of her neighbors.
Sep 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
>>> right now at 5:00, overnight fire burned the law office of the mayor. while the fbi is now getting involved. we'll have a live report on that. >>> also, the heat warning in the bay area. how the hottest temperatures of the year could be harmful to your health. >>> and we'll introduce you to a fifth grader from the tenderloin who made it to one of the nation's biggest stages through poetry and sports. >> good evening. federal agents are being called to investigate a fire that gutted the offices of the major of vallejo. it could be a case of domestic terrorism. we just spoke to police. he had the latest from vallejo for us. monte? >> good evening. vallejo police say the mayor is a high-profile figure and that's why they called in the fbi. and police are reviewing surveillance footage taken by a camera on a building across the street from the offices to figure out who might have set this fire. these offices are owned and they just showed up at the scene early this morning to see the damage that had been done and he shed a few tears upon seeing what had happened. there was sign